LED phototherapy with gelatin sponge promotes wound healing in mice. - GreenMedInfo Summary
LED Phototherapy With Gelatin Sponge Promotes Wound Healing in Mice.
Photochem Photobiol. 2017 Aug 1. Epub 2017 Aug 1. PMID: 28763104
Tiny but highly efficient, a light emitting diode (LED) can power a therapy device, such as a phototherapy device, and, at the same time, decrease the device's size requirements. In this study, a LED phototherapy device was designed to investigate the possible impact on wound healing using a mouse model and a cell line exposed to red and blue light. To enhance wound phototherapy, a gelatin sponge was fabricated. Results showed that the red and blue lights promoted cell growth and wound healing, while the blue light with a gelatin sponge protected the wound from infection in the early stages of wound healing. The LED phototherapy device combined with the gelatin sponge, therefore, has potential significance in clinical application for wound healing. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.